Fletcher: Shaqiri Have Similarities Like Messi
Stoke City’s new midfielder Darren Fletcher has talked about the brilliant qualities of Xherdan Shaqiri, who likened him to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi Agen Sbobet Terpercaya.
Shaqiri himself only had 22 appearances in all competitions last season due to injury, but he looks brilliant in the club’s pre-season schedule so far.
Fletcher has especially been impressed with what he has seen from the 25-year-old, who he thinks has some similar features to Barcelona’s superstar, Messi.
“I’m not saying he’s Messi but he has the same low center of gravity and he can get past you so he’s really difficult to overcome,” said former Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion players to local media.
“He is a great football player, you can talk about his strength and size but what is especially fantastic is his first touch, by moving the ball and eliminating strong players, then he depends on his strength when to do it.”
“But most of the time the first touch is that well it might be the difference. He is the best quality player, you can see that he has great strength, received the ball, sharp.
“Things happen when he gets the ball. The important thing is, you need the winner of your match, you need your mavericks, and he must be one of them. “